Born in Quebec Canada in 1934, Leonard Cohen is not a new name in the music industry; he is a well known poet, novelist and songwriter. While his musical career has overshadowed his other works, we must appreciate Cohen for his works as a poet and novelist. As a matter of fact, Leonard Cohen has continued publishing poems and novels with this newest the book of longing featuring some of the best poems ever written in human history, recently in 2006, Cohen published the book of longing with his best artwork. In terms of music, Cohen has specialized in writing folk songs, both in instrumentation and melodies, but since the 80’s, Cohen’s music style has changed sporadically and this can be attributed to the new influence by the upcoming types of music.
Today, Cohen sings in a deep bass register with female backing vocals and synthesizers, this is a way of accommodating the fans who have grown with Cohen. Leonard Cohen’s songs are lyrically sophisticated and emotionally heavy. In most cases, Cohen’s artwork explores religion, sex, interpersonal relationships and isolation. Follow Mahee Ferlini to listen to Leonard Cohen’s most popular songs and learn why he has been a music legend for many years all over the world.